Affichage des articles du juin, 2020

Catholics and protesters clash over Louis IX statue


Opinion: America's farmers are on the brink. This could help us survive

Image Farmers across the United States were already struggling before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now many are at a breaking point. The federal government has offered aid, but it's only a temporary fix. For farmers to truly survive and thrive, they need the freedom to trade with partners across the globe — without prohibitive tariffs and restrictions standing in the way.

Many small business owners worry a second shutdown would be devastating

Image The economic shutdowns and confusing scramble for federal loans and other aid were hard enough for small business owners.

JCPenney is doing even worse than we thought

Image JCPenney's financial situation in the months leading up to its bankruptcy filing was much worse than originally thought.

LA deputy involved in Guardado shooting hasn't been interviewed by investigators, his attorney says

Image The deputy who shot and killed a teenager at a Los Angeles auto shop more than 10 days ago has not yet spoken to investigators but is expected to do so soon, his attorney said Monday.

Atlanta Hawks to turn stadium into a giant voting center

Image The Atlanta Hawks want to make voting safer and easier in their home city.

Americans were disappointed in chain restaurants even before the pandemic

Image The coronavirus pandemic dealt a devastating blow to restaurants.

The dreaded middle seat on airplanes is coming back

Image The dreaded middle seat is coming back.

AMC's delayed reopening shows the economy's tough path ahead

Image Need a good example of the immense challenge of managing a fragile economic recovery? Look no further than movie theaters.

Costco stops selling half-sheet cakes

Image The past few months have been chaotic for Costco customers, with product limitations, long lines and the temporary elimination of free food samples. Now, it appears there's another change for devoted shoppers: Costco has eliminated the iconic half-sheet cakes that are the centerpiece of graduation and birthday parties.

Japan's job-for-life culture has survived war, earthquakes and now a pandemic

Image Nanami Kodaira hasn't worked since her hair salon in Tokyo cut its hours in April in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bear wreaks havoc inside home


Commencement speech causes controversy


Man fatally struck by brother behind wheel


Teens rescue dog from floodwater


Hearing details ghastly crimes of Golden State Killer as he pleads guilty to killings

Image The former California police officer who prosecutors say murdered 13 people as the Golden State Killer pleaded guilty Monday to numerous crimes in his yearslong rape-and-killing spree.

Nearly 60K lbs. of chicken nuggets recalled

Image Pilgrim's Pride is recalling about 59,800 pound of chicken breast nuggets because they may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material," officials said. The Department of Agriculture announced the recall Sunday.

More Saharan dust will hit the US this week

Image Another round of Saharan dust is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico later this week. The haze will blanket the Caribbean and Southern states once again, bringing poor air quality as well as the potential for remarkable sunrises and sunsets.

Warren Buffett doesn't need the Fed's help. But he's getting it anyway

Image An emergency program run by the Federal Reserve now owns bonds issued by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

The Facebook ad boycott is starting to rattle investors

Image After several days of largely shrugging off news about a growing Facebook advertiser boycott, investors now appear to be taking notice.

Struggling at work? How to have tough talks with the boss

Image No one likes to have a tough conversation with their boss. But with so many changes in the workplace and so much uncertainty in the world right now, they are bound to happen.

Nearly 70% more US properties are at risk of flooding than previously thought

Image Millions more properties than previously known across the US are at substantial risk of flooding. And as climate change accelerates, many more will see their flood risk grow.

Mississippi passes historic measure to remove confederate symbol from state flag

Image The Mississippi state legislature on Sunday passed a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from their flag in a historic referendum on the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia.

The Fed now owns Walmart's debt. Here's why it matters

Image Coca-Cola. Berkshire Hathaway. Marriott. Philip Morris. Walmart.

Risky deals boomed during the bull market. Now some are blowing up

Image J.Crew, Neiman Marcus, Hertz and Chuck E. Cheese's have two things in common: They all piled on crushing amounts of debt during leveraged buyouts. And they've all filed for bankruptcy during the pandemic.

Things do not look good for Trump 2020 right now

Image With just 128 days to go, Election Day will be here before you know it. Chris is off this weekend, so I'm filling in to deliver the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week.

Restrictions leave US travelers high and dry

Image In downtown Buffalo, New York, crossing the border into Ontario, Canada, used to be as easy as driving one mile across the Peace Bridge over the Niagara River. But that's now a forbidden route.

17 Rikers Island corrections officers disciplined in death of transgender woman

Image More than a dozen corrections officers will be disciplined in connection with the death of Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, a transgender woman held at New York's Rikers Island jail, city officials said.

Paralympian dies trying to row to Hawaii

Image Three-time Paralympian Angela Madsen died earlier this week while attempting a solo row from Los Angeles to Honolulu.

'Fight for what is right': One woman's battle to keep a Confederate statue out of her community

Image As Mae Hazelton walked along West Main Street in Tavares, Florida, in her Sunday best, painful childhood memories took over her.

Furloughed from her job, she's now the 'Lasagna Lady' who cooks free meals for first responders and friends

Image When Michelle Brenner lost her job because of the pandemic, she decided to use her extra time and a family lasagna recipe to create a free food movement in her Washington community.

Hospitals report less than 7% of ICU beds open


Residents question 99-year lease for airport


Protesters, counter-protesters clash near statue


Two inmates escape from correctional center


Vultures and method to remove them raise concern at city park


Uber driver shot while dropping off passenger


Attorney under fire for making racist comments


Man helps track down thief who stole his equipment


Short bus' mission for people with disabilities


Newlywed nurse helps woman injured in crash


Librarian: Readers strive to be 'allies' during unrest


The Northeast will see severe thunderstorms and possibly a tornado

Image More than 20 states will be under the threat of severe storms this weekend.

Judge rules migrant children in government family detention centers must be released due to coronavirus

Image The US government must release migrant children held in government family detention centers by mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge ruled Friday.

What is Trump's second-term agenda? He can't say

Image President Donald Trump became waylaid Thursday when asked to name his goals for a second term, never ultimately stating what he hopes to do if reelected when given an opportunity to explain.

These mall staples announced thousands of store closures in June

Image It was another exceptionally awful month for retailers.

Immigrant detainees describe deteriorating conditions as coronavirus spreads in facilities

Image For months, immigrant detainees held in Farmville, Virginia, worried about the coronavirus pandemic unfolding across the United States, but within the confines of the facility, the situation appeared to be stable, with few to no cases. Then, a sudden spike.

Debate over renaming Fort Bragg looms over Senate race and other down ballot contest

Image As the home of the elite 82nd Airborne Division and one of the largest military installations in the world, Fort Bragg is woven into the fabric of North Carolina, a state that proclaims itself to be the "nation's most military friendly."

People are calling for museums to be abolished. Can whitewashed American history be rewritten?

Image After years of resisting calls for its removal, New York's American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has asked the city to dislodge from its front steps an equestrian monument to Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth US president, which depicts him charging forward, and towering over two mostly nude figures, one Black and one Indigenous.

This Dollar General worker witnessed 3 armed robberies. The 4th time, he had a gun

Image In the year before Dave Dukes killed a man who was trying to rob the store where he worked, he'd witnessed three other robberies.